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Iona Cottage, pet friendly holiday cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Iona Cottage is one of a selected few four star self-catering holiday cottages in the village of Allonby. The village has a post office, two inns and a variety of small shops, one being famous for its homemade ice cream!

Allonby is located between the harbour town of Maryport and Silloth in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Allonby has long sandy beaches which provide spectacular views across the Solway Estuary to the mountains of Scotland; the beach also provides excellent windsurfing and kite-surfing for intermediates and experienced.

This delightful cottage is equipped with everything you would need in a self catering holiday cottage.

Iona Cottage is the ideal place for a family or couple with a pet; being such a short distance from the beach for a long afternoon walk. Also located close to the cottage are two golf clubs at Maryport and Silloth just 3 and 6 miles respectively; Iona Cottage is also less than 400 yards from the local swimming pool with spa and sauna facilities, and the village has a well tended playground for children.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details indoors

Ground Floor

The cottage is fully central heated, entry to the cottage via front door into the:

Lounge: Stylishly designed lounge with comfortable sofa seating, modern flame effect fire, Digital LCD TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi.

Kitchen & Dining Room: Complete with gas hob and electric oven, slim-line dishwasher, microwave and dining table with seating for four. Well equipped to a high standard.

Utility Room: With fridge-freezer, washer/dryer and space for coat hanging this leads into the kitchen and dining room.

First Floor

Master Bedroom: With double bed, built-in wardrobes with drawers below and bedside cabinets.

Twin Bedroom: With two single beds, built-in wardrobes, bedside cabinet and mirror.

Luxury Family Bathroom: With Bath and Shower over, toilet and wash basin.

Further details outdoors

Yard: Accessed from the utility room, with outside tap and hose (perfect for washing dogs down after a beach walk!) and picnic bench. The yard is secure for dogs to use safely and is accessible via a back gate onto a cobbled side access.

Whilst you can unload outside the cottage there is not room to park on the cobbled court yard.

Most guests park over the road near the play area.

The Cumbria/Lake District

Cumbria is home to the Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland is world renowned for the beautiful lakes and mountains (or fells). The Lake District is home to the highest mountain in England: Scafell Pike measuring 978m (3210 ft).

The National Park was founded in 1951 to offer protection to the well known beauty spots and landscape that has provided inspiration to generations of artists' writers and musicians.

From a stroll around Buttermere to a climb to the highest peak a holiday in the English lakes provides exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.

Market towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth give the opportunity to sample the delights of Cumbrian fare many establishments now source their ingredients from local producers.

Whilst areas like Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside are extremely popular other less commercial locations like the Solway Coast and Allonby give you space and quiet with the vast open shingle beaches the majestic beauty of the Solway.

A Cumbrian Cottage holiday booked through Stay Lakeland assures you of quality and value we have a unique selection of accommodations from simple Holiday home caravans to stunning timber lodges plus a range of cottages in and around this beautiful part of the country.


Unlike the southern and central Lake District the Western Lake District and Solway Coast area is relatively unknown; yet this region has so much to offer. The roads are comparatively quiet and, if you crave solitude, many of them lead to the quiet sandy beaches and sandy beaches in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cumbria has more than 93 miles of coastline; and at Allonby and Silloth you can enjoy dramatic views across to southern Scotland and the Isle of Man.

The Western Lake District holds a number of surprises; and none more so than the wide vista of beach that is Allonby Bay. Upon approaching Allonby along the B5300 the stunning views are blocked by the sand dunes; but eventually upon approaching the whole horseshoe of Allonby Bay opens up before you. This delightful seaside village is located between Maryport and Silloth and antipiflys what a seaside village use to be; with its cobbled streets, wild ponies on the Beach Green and tame ones to ride on the beach. The village is also very popular for windsurfing and is has a reputation for being one of the best in the North West. Allonby also has a wealth of places to eat and drink with a number of bars, restaurants and café's as well as the famous ice cream shop on the sea front.

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this area is with an ice cream, on a warm summer's evening with the salty scent of the sea in the air and the sun setting over the Scottish mountains from across the bay. These are the very things which holiday memories are made of.

Also located close by is the seaside destination of Silloth, which has a quaintness and genteel aura. The name Silloth us a derivation of "sea-laths" - a site where the monks of Holme Cultram Abbey drained their grain in buildings called "laths". This seaside town was originally planned as a port for Carlisle, today the town has cobbled streets, a small working harbour, a promenade, a choice of shingle of sandy beaches, 1.5 miles promenade, fun fair, open air market, paddling pool, and an 18 hole golf course.

Maryport is a nautical town is less than 20 miles from Keswick in the heart of the Lake District! This seaside town is a well preserved example of Georgian planning and many fine buildings are dotted around the streets and alleys of this small town. The town also hosts the Lake District Coast Aquarium; designed to portray marine and fresh water fish in their natural surroundings, The Senhouse Roman Muesum, and the Wave Centre; by the harbour a new attraction telling the story of Maryport’s development from the 18th Century to the present day, through a number of different exhibits. The town also hosts an annual Blues Festival in late-July.

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Review 1-10 of 11

27 Dec 2013


"Take some candles"

Nice cottage, very quiet and exceptionally well equipped. No concerns there. However and certainly out of control of the holiday company, we lost electricity twice during the stay; once on Christmas E… More

12 Apr 2013


"A nice, small cottage in a quiet village"

A nice cottage, well equiped and definately ok for those with dogs. The double bedroom is very small, there only being 18 inches around it but the other one, with two singles is much bigger. It has a … More

26 Nov 2012


"Cosy, well located cottage"

Having known Allonby all my life it was a delightful surprise to find such a lovely cottage to stay in. We were not expecting good weather and were not dissapointed but the location of the property, n… More

3 Oct 2012


"Iona Cottage was a cosy refuge from the wild coastal weather!"

Iona Cottage offered cosy comfort with everything we could possibly need for a weekend away. Hidden up a cobbled path behind the main street and only two minutes walk from the beach it was an ideal l… More

25 Sep 2012


"i would like to be there now"

very suitable for pets, the near to the beach is great. overall a very good rental, except the light mould in the cupboard.the dogs and we enjoyed our stay very much. we come back any time… More

23 Aug 2012


"Lovely cottage quiet location no traffic - perfect"

Cottage in a lovely quiet location well appointed, downside is there is no parking by the cottage but ample parking by the park and Post Office. Dog Friendly location, one pub accepts dogs but the ot… More

10 Jul 2012


"Wet week in Allonby"

We stayed at Iona Cottage in Allonby, three adults + dog. The cottage was very good everything I expected and more. The beds were especially comfy. Just a short walk to the beach and well positioned… More

6 May 2012


"Loved by the whole family including the dog."

We have just returned home from a week stay at Iona Cottage. It was a lovely place with everything we needed. Even spare leads and biscuits for Mac the choc lab- it was his first holiday and he was made very welcome. The beach and the park is just across the rd so perfect for our 2 small girls. Warm. Cosy. Clean. Great value. Can't recommend this cottage enough. Many thanx from a happy family in Somerset.

30 Jan 2012


"Great Xmas and New Year"

This was our second Xmas and New Year at Iona Cottage and our 5th stay in total. We love is, perfect for us and the dog. The cottage is always really clean and has everything you need.… More

4 Nov 2011


"fantastic cottage"

We loved this cottage and the standard is very high also everything you need is in here down to biscuits for the dog!. Short drive to the lakes. Nice welcome and dog friendly at the ship inn just a sh… More

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Calendar last updated:08 Sep 2014

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